VALLEY RESEARCH PROJECT
OVRP AT A GLANCE
The Omo Valley Research project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. We promote collaborative, positive-sum research into the cultures of the Omo Valley and support the education and health of its people. We strive to contribute to the training of young Ethiopian scholars through scholarships and mentorship, develop collaborations with local researchers and institutions, and offer applied benefits to organizations and communities.
Read more about our charitable and scientific programs below.
Capacity Building & Support
We provide small grants and awards to students in the Omo Valley, many of whom would otherwise be unable to continue their education. We also support the training of future Ethiopian scholars through opportunities for participation in our research projects, mentorship of their projects, and involvement with local universities and research centers. As a research partner, we strive to foster long-term relationships with the communities we work with. By better understanding their lifeways and priorities, we work to be a meaningful ally in supporting their goals.
Comparative & longitudinal research
We are creating new paths in interdisciplinary science by building a multi-population, longitudinal database designed to address outstanding questions in social and health science. Our methods integrate network analysis, remote sensing, experimental paradigms, participant observation, and ethnography.
Get in touch with The Omo Valley Research Project to learn more about our work and how you can get involved in our scientific and outreach efforts.
Support our Mission
We depend on the generosity of donors like yourself to fund our initiatives supporting students. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today!